Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Team News, H2H and Predictions


Real Madrid will welcome relegation strugglers Celta Vigo to Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night as Zinedine Zidane men look to march on in the quest to win the Liga Liga for the first time in four years.TEAM NEWSREAL MADRID:Real Madrid will miss the services of James Rodriguez, Mariano Diaz and Marco Asensio for the clash against Celta Vigo.Asensio remains on the sidelines with the serious knee injury that he picked up during Madrid’s preparations for the 2019-20 campaign. The Spaniard is making positive progress in his recovery, though, and could potentially return to action towards the end of March.Rodriguez missed the comeback win at Osasuna with a hip injury, having only recently recovered from a troublesome knee problem. The Colombia international, who has been used as a squad player this term, is unlikely to spend any serious length of time on the sidelines.Rodriguez missed the comeback win at Osasuna with a hip injury, having only recently recovered from a troublesome knee problem. The Colombia international, who has been used as a squad player this term, is unlikely to spend any serious length of time on the sidelines.Eden Hazard remains doubtful for the clash against Celta Vigo.CELTA VIGO:Óscar García’s team will be without influential captain Hugo Mallo following his red card against the closely contested match against Sevilla in their last time out. While Jeison Murillo is injuredHEAD TO HEAD:Real Madrid had a better head to head advantage after their first 45 games in the Spanish top flight, Los Blancos has 28 wins and five draws while Celta Vigo has just 12 wins against the La Liga leaders.RECENT FORMREAL MADRID:Los Blancos has been in great form of late in the La Liga, having been on 16 games winning streak in the La Liga, the only defeat so far was the defeat against Real Mallorca.Zinedine Zidane’s men have been in great form to this point of the season and it is no surprise the top the La Liga standings with their impressive run of form.CELTA VIGO:The Galician club is battling for relegation this season and their win over Sevilla in their last time out moved them off the relegation zone after 23 games played in the La Liga.PREDICTIONS:Real Madrid 2-0 Celta Vigo.

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